Latest Case Studies

Case: A 67-Year-Old Man With Shortness of Breath After Wildfires

Case: A 67-Year-Old Man With Shortness of Breath After Wildfires

A patient living near an area experiencing frequent wildfires is concerned about the potential negative effect that the wildfires may have on his health.

Case Challenge: Obesity and Shortness of Breath in a 52-Year-Old Man

Case Challenge: Obesity and Shortness of Breath in a 52-Year-Old Man

A man with morbid obesity, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and obstructive sleep apnea presents with shortness of breath and dyspnea on exertion. What is the next step in care?

Clinical Case: Shortness of Breath in a Woman With Hypertension, Diabetes

Clinical Case: Shortness of Breath in a Woman With Hypertension, Diabetes

A woman presents to the emergency department with lethargy and marked shortness of breath after being discharged from another hospital for pyelonephritis complicated by cardiac arrest.

Case Study: Man With Obesity, Hypertension Presenting With Worsening Palpitations

Case Study: Man With Obesity, Hypertension Presenting With Worsening Palpitations

A man presents to the emergency department having had palpitations for the past week, and he has a medical history of hypertension, obesity, and hyperlipidemia. What's the diagnosis?

Case Study: Changes in Vision After Bariatric Surgery

Case Study: Changes in Vision After Bariatric Surgery

A patient notes concerns with vision difficulty 4 years after undergoing a laparoscopic biliopancreatic diversion with a duodenal switch.

Episodes of Dizziness, Weakness After Bariatric Surgery

Episodes of Dizziness, Weakness After Bariatric Surgery

A patient came to the clinic to discuss her dizzy spells 4 years after her Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery.

'My Osteoporosis Went Away But My Diabetes Got Worse...'

'My Osteoporosis Went Away But My Diabetes Got Worse...'

An older women with type 2 diabetes and osteoporosis experienced improvements with one condition at the expense of the other.

Hypoglycemia in an Outpatient Office Setting

Hypoglycemia in an Outpatient Office Setting

A type 1 diabetes patient presents to an outpatient facility agitated and slurring his words. Emergency medical help was called to assist the patient.

Transplant in Type 2 Diabetes: Inpatient and Outpatient Management

Transplant in Type 2 Diabetes: Inpatient and Outpatient Management

A patient, aged 60 years, was admitted to the hospital to undergo renal transplant therapy. He had a history of type 2 diabetes for 15 years.

Hospital-to-Home Transition of Type 2 Diabetes Patient With Complex Insulin Regimen

Hospital-to-Home Transition of Type 2 Diabetes Patient With Complex Insulin Regimen

When creating outpatient diabetes management plan, the patient's inpatient medication regimen should be considered but not necessarily replicated.

Foot Inflammation in Type 2 Diabetes

Foot Inflammation in Type 2 Diabetes

A patient diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia presents to the foot clinic after 1 month of swelling, redness, and warmth in the left foot.

Continuous Blood Glucose Monitoring in Newly Diagnosed Type 1 Diabetes

Continuous Blood Glucose Monitoring in Newly Diagnosed Type 1 Diabetes

A 25-year-old woman newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes presents with insidious onset of recurrent hypoglycemia and is given a CGM device.

Postponement of Surgery in a Man With Type 2 Diabetes

Postponement of Surgery in a Man With Type 2 Diabetes

After a patient's elective surgery was postponed due to glucose readings, an assessment of his medical profile and history were evaluated to manage his type 2 diabetes mellitus complications.

Untreated Diabetes, Osteoporosis Worsened by Environmental Exposures

Untreated Diabetes, Osteoporosis Worsened by Environmental Exposures

Heavy metal exposure from a patient's well water accelerated multisystem damage associated with diabetes.

Palpitations and Hypertension During Pregnancy

Palpitations and Hypertension During Pregnancy

A 33-year-old previously healthy woman, gravida 1, para 0, presented during her first trimester with palpitations and an increase in sweating.

Misdiagnosis of Latent Autoimmune Diabetes of Adulthood

Misdiagnosis of Latent Autoimmune Diabetes of Adulthood

Despite adhering to lifestyle modifications, a woman's glycemic control remains inadequate.

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